The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #60 Generational Stamping


What a beautiful technique Ashley Cannon-Newell shows us this week on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday! Especially nice for this time of year. By using the same color ink and stamping twice before you "re-ink", you can not only double your colors, the method creates a wonderful watercolor effect...just like the springtime world outside right now.


By using just two colors...Color Box-Fireberry and Memento-Bamboo Leaves, I was able to make all these beautiful shades of color creating a "Monet" like feel.


Here's a closer look.


I even decided to "generational stamp" the flower layers, creating a darker and lighter red. Ashley even shows how to stamp first on "scrap paper" to get a lighter color for your stamp.(if the lighter color is all you want)


To see and try this lovely technique for yourself, go to:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/04/make-it-monday-60-generational-stamping.html
Wishing you all a wonderful and joyful Easter!
"You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence."~ Acts 2:28


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Frilly Flowers, Garden Variety, Background Basics:Wrought Iron
Studio g-Easter Joy
Dies: Papertrey Ink-Seed Packet, Seed Packet Frame
Inks: Color Box-Fireberry, Memento-Bamboo Leaves, Versafine-Onyx Black
White, green and red cardstock
Prismacolor Crimson Red Colored Pencil for coloring in lettering "Easter Joy"
green button, white crochet yarn

8 comments:

Amber said...

This turned out great! Love it!

Riette said...

This is absolutely Stunning! I'm going to check out the seed packet die and frame!

Sarah Mailloux said...

This is beautiful! I love the Monet-ness of it!

Nancy Guse said...

You did a lovely job on this technique!! The wrought iron fits perfectly with the garden variety set. Very well done, very beautiful!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful card Carolann! Love the layers of pattern and your use of color!

Nancy Guse said...

Carolanne do you have an email address? I have a question on being published.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Wow! Lots of cute stamping here! Thanks for participating in Make It Monday!

carolanne said...

Thanks for coming to my blog Ashley. I love your creations and your blog!